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Towards the information society : the case of Central and Eastern European countries /
G. Banse, C.J. Langenbach, P. Machleidt (eds.)
imprint
Berlin : Springer, c2000.
description
xii, 212 p. : ill.
ISBN
3540416439
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imprint
Berlin : Springer, c2000.
isbn
3540416439
general note
Papers presented at conference held Feb. 3-5, 1999 in Prague
catalogue key
4495797
 
Includes bibliographical references.
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Summaries
Main Description
The workshop provided an overview of the status and perspectives of Technology Assessment (TA) in the individual countries of Central and Eastern Europe. It also showed the complexity of creation of space for TA type activities in individual countries - for independent activity of both experts and the public based on individual responsibility. The book consists of the final version of the presented papers and new contributions initiated by the workshop. Moreover, the authors reflect the ideas and incentives sounded in the discussions. The book is addressed to researchers in the fields of social science, humanities, information technology and technology assessment in particular. It may also be of interest to policy-makers and the wider public concerned with the information society.
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Information and knowledge play an increasingly important role in the implementation of public policies, in particular those of the Central and Eastern European Countries. In the context of conducting research on the consequences of scientific and technological advance, the Europäische Akademie Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler (Germany) and the Academy of Science of The Czech Republic organised a conference on the relation between "Democracy, Participation and Technology Assessment". The workshop provided an overview of the status and perspec- tives of Technology Assessment (TA) in the individual coun- tries of Central and Eastern Europe. It also showed the com- plexity of creation of space for TA type activities in indi- vidual countries - for independent activity of both experts and the public based on individual responsibility. The book consists of the final version of the presented papers and new contributions initiated by the workshop. Moreover, the authors reflect the ideas and incentives sounded in the dis- cussions. The book is addressed to researchers in the fields of social science, humanities, information technology and technology assessment in particular. It may be also be of interest to policy-makers and the wider public concerned with information society.
Table of Contents
Outlinep. 1
Introductionp. 7
The Genesis of the Project "TA-Eastern Europe"p. 9
The Conceptp. 21
Science, Democracy and Technological Risksp. 23
Concepts of Information Society and the Social Function of Informationp. 37
The Way Towards a Knowledge Society. Some Barriers not only for Countries in Transitionp. 53
Problems of the Production and Application of Knowledge in a Societal Transformation. The Czech Republic's Approach to Knowledge Societyp. 61
Innovation and Financial Intensity of R&D in Poland as the Polish Approach to the Knowledge Societyp. 75
Russian Way to Information Society and New Understanding of Information Security (Statement)p. 89
The Application Fields of TAp. 93
Information Technology and Organisational Change. The Concept of Technological Practicep. 95
Data - Information - Knowledge. A Trail of a Technological Enlightenmentp. 109
Information Technology. The Forgotten Dimension of Modernisationp. 125
Threats of the Global Net-Internet. The State of Development and Inquiry over the Information Society in Polandp. 133
Scientific and Technological Progress, Democracy, Participation and Technology Assessment in Russiap. 141
Transformation of Society and Values in Slovakiap. 153
The Judgementp. 161
Rationality and the Use of Language. Technology Assessment for Shaping the Knowledge Societyp. 163
Knowledge- and Value-Prerequisites of Evaluation and Decision-Makingp. 179
Ethical Norms for the Selection and Transfer of Knowledgep. 193
List of Authorsp. 205
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